Christoffel van Trancquebare1

M, #16318, b. circa 1677

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Last Edited20/05/2015
BirthOrigin*Christoffel was from Trancquebar and was perhaps born there circa 1677. He was said to be 20 years old in 1697.1 
Names in the record, in publications, etc.30 November 1697, the name of Christoffel was written in the record as Christoffel van Malabar.2
Slave TransactionsOn 6 January 1697 Aran van Trancquebare and Christoffel van Trancquebare were sold by Jan Pietersz: van Vleugel to Jan Cotse, for Rds. 80 each.3
On 30 November 1697 Christoffel van Trancquebare was sold by Jan Kotze to Pierre Simond, for Rds. 84. I have assumed this to be the same individual purchased as Christoffel van Trancquebare 10 months earlier.2


  1. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700 (Cape Town: Tafelberg, 1977), p. 175.. Hereinafter cited as Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700.
  2. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 181. 30.11.1697, p. 276: Christoffel from Malabar (25), sold by Jan Cotze to Pierre Simond for Rds. 84.
  3. [S418] Anna J. Böeseken, Slaves and Free Blacks at the Cape 1658-1700, p. 175. 6.1.1697, p. 132 (verso): Aran from Trancquebare (19) and Christoffel from Trancquebare (20), sold by Jan Pietersz van Vleugel to Jan Cotzee for Rds. 80 each.

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